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HDR: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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Thumbs up, thumbs down By The Record Editorial Staff THUMBS UP to U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry for crafting a bill to help business owners that House members couldn’t refuse. His legislation to allow small businesses and entrepreneurs to raise money by securing small contributions from many sources – called “crowdfunding” – cleared the full House by a vote of 407 to 17. That’s a margin almost unhear... Read more »

McHenry Rallies Conservatives Against Tax Increases

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Roll Call: House Conservatives Rally Against Tax Increases · By Jonathan Strong · Roll Call Staff · Nov. 4, 2011, 5:47 p.m. Conservatives are rallying against tax increases and trying to chip away at a recent bipartisan push for the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction to “go big.” Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) is circulating a letter urging the super committee not to increases taxes. The signato... Read more »

House Panel Approves Startup Bills, Paving Way For Floor Votes

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By Andrew Ackerman and Alan Zibel Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--In a rare display of bipartisan agreement Wednesday, a U.S. House panel approved four bills that aim to make it easier for small businesses to raise money, clearing the way for the full House to vote on the measures next week. The bills approved by the House Financial Services Committee are designed to help small bus... Read more »

HDR: McHenry: House acted responsibly with Cut, Cap and Balance Act

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As we approach the Aug. 2 deadline for raising our debt ceiling, we must consider one of the only things both sides agree on – the national debt limit should represent our nation’s commitment to sound fiscal management of our government. Therefore, we must admit that the act of raising the debt ceiling proves that Washington has failed fiscally and economically to manage the American taxpayer’s money. Read more »

VIDEO: Step off the elevator in this "Skyscraper of Debt"

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This week, Congressman McHenry released "A Skyscraper of Debt," a new video where he breaks down the consequences of our nation's debt crisis for families and small businesses. In the video, Congressman McHenry outlines the realities facing our national economic outlook should we fail to enact meaningful spending cuts along with any increase to our debt limit. Read more »

How did you celebrate the first birthday of Obama’s “Recovery Summer?”

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This past Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the Obama Administration’s “Recovery Summer,” the three month “victory lap” designed to celebrate the “success” of their stimulus plan. Senior Advisor David Axelrod touted their summer campaign, stating, “Just over a year later, the Recovery Act is putting millions of Americans to work and helping the economy grow again.” Read more »